Newcastle Reported Close To Signing Top Transfer Target

There’s news today that Newcastle are in the lead to sign Marseilles winger Andre Ayew, with GhanaSoccerNet claiming that Newcastle are now in the lead to sign the 25 year-old winger/striker, who will become a free agent in the summer.

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew – 25 year-old Marseilles winger

There were reports a week or so ago that Newcastle had offered the player a £2M signing on fee, and wages of  £30K/week tax-free, but it’s difficult to know how accurate those reports were.

However, one reason Newcastle may well be in the lead for Ayew is that he wants to join the Premier League, and Newcastle may be the only English club currently after him.

Maybe the fact that Newcastle are being so aggressive – like we were in getting Ayoze Perez last summer – may be turning the head of the 25 year-old.

We hope that’s the case but other European clubs like Napoli, Inter-Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Roma have been expressed interest in signing the player.

Only a day or two ago Marseilles’ President Jose Anigo confirmed Andre will leave the French club in the summer, when his current contract runs out:

“Andre Ayew is a confirmation I was able to make from my start here,” “I regret he will leave. He will not extend the contract, so I feel he will go.”

Before Geordie fans get too excited remember we were also in the lead for 18 year-old Dele Alli in January, but then at the last moment Tottenham came in and signed him from under our noses.

But there’s no doubt if we can get Ayew to Newcastle he would be a very good signing – and it would be a welcome boost to Newcastle fans, who have endured a terrible year so far and the mood is not good on Tyneside – not good at all.

The way things are going it would appear that Newcastle will be lucky to make the top ten in the Premier League next season (we will not be in top ten this season), unless a top coach is recruited in the summer and four or five good players are also brought in.

And there is money available to do that – it’s simply a case of whether owner Mike Ashley will spend the money or not, to improve our squad this summer.

If Newcatsle can sign the Ghanaian to a pre-contract agreement the move could be announced immediately,  and it would be formally signed on July 1st, when the summer transfer window formally opens.

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18 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    ibiza i do know what you mean i gave up my 3 tickets up at the end of last season one of which i had for 35 yrs my two lads no longer think i am a good dad they just don’t understand what its about and why we no longer go but you have to make your own mind up……. not some keyboard warrior getting your back up which is what happens on here

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Not happening

  • martoon

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    I could only see this being true if we had ‘tipped him the wink’ that a top class coach will be here next season otherwise why the h*ll would he come here – I live in hope!


    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #4

    same old news…no1 is comeing…thats it

  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #5

    hibbit…Attacking other fans for their viewpoint is completely counterproductive.

    No one likes being told that what they’re doing is wrong and doing so will just make them defensive and or attack back. That’s not going to get us anywhere anytime soon.

    As I said on the previous thread to BandB, I’m not sure why there would be a resistance to say boycotting 1 game, even if just to see what can be achieved or making aa statement of intent.

    As it stands, the club must look at the fans and think even if the majority of fans wanted change, they couldn’t organise themselves.

    We need to show we can unite and to take us seriously as a first step, imo.

    Martoon…That’s assuming the rumour is true to begin with 🙂

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    why should we believe anything they say……. the good news stories are being rolled out on the hour every hour thank you mr bishop for making this gray day brighter

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #7


    i guess keyboard warrior is not too subtly aimed at me. All I’m suggesting is that a boycott has never been attempted, so who knows if it would work or not, but tell me what else has?

  • BandB

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #8

    I can’t understand why so many who went along to the Sack.Pardew protest timidly allowed themselves to be stopped and searched. Unless the club has good reason carry out a weapons search it has as much right to search your bags as a bus driver does.
    And why, having had their protest frustrated, they meekly went into the match anyway. If they’d then boycotted the game in protest, they needn’t have come away whinging there was nothing they could do.

    On Ayew, if we can get him for this, we’ll take him. I think out-of-contract is the new French.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    A single event will not win enough support from fans and will therefore not make enough of an impact. Therefore a single leader or spokesperson is not a requirement to voice the dissatisfaction that already exists or present a detailed plan to correct mistakes. A wide spread movement that highlights the wrong doing and combines with the support for the team requires an enjoyable and unifying ethos that builds participation.

    For this reason all of my latest suggestions and ideas have been focused on what supporters can do inside the stadium, whilst also being upbeat to encourage greater and greater contribution at each home game. This would be the most apparent method of showing our dissatisfaction and avoid the negative connotations associated with demonstrations.

  • lukes26

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    You you really want to get Ashley’s attention, you have to go after Sports Direct

    Ashley can take abuse, but negative publicity against his business would definitely be a game changer

  • BandB

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #11

    But Lindy,

    Where is the line drawn between criticism and support?
    And who draws it?
    Sensible posters?
    I’ve seen you pounce on people raising concerns before, because you thought they weren’t getting behind the team..
    It would quickly become “don’t protest…..oh, and don’t complain either.”

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #12

    one idea i like the sound of and its not mine was used by a german group of fans a few years ago,,,, no one entered the ground till 15 mins after the set ko time ref police and tv com had major problems as ko were delayed for safety reason

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #13

    forgot to because ko delayed no one misses any of the game

  • BandB

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #14


    There are already thousands of fans who don’t manage to tear themselves away from the bar and into their seats until 15 minutes after kick-off anyway. Same either side of half-time and same at the end.
    Would anyone notice?

    Why not just stand up and turn your back on the game for two measly minutes?
    If we go 4-0 down. Or when Ashley takes his seat?

  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #15

    b&b anything that helps not saying use my idea think your idea should be used as well all ideas should be put in the pot and used any disruption will help

  • sickandtired

    Mar 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s all another press generated non story.
    The French papers started with his unhappiness and refusal to sign a new contract. UK press and local rags picked up on that and he suddenly became a target of ours (like everyone else who can walk, talk and kick a football or – coach).
    Then the French have once again started reporting what the Brit press is reporting! It’s just a merry-go-round of utter bollix.

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Why would he come to Newcastle? We don’t even pay top money any more !

  • marshy

    Mar 18, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #18

    a couple of top central defenders should be our top priority as we are leaking too many goals, but really ashley going should be the real priority.


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